The National Institute of Newman Studies launched the free online resource in early January.
Lawrence R Gregory, Archivist to the Institute, said: “There are presently just under 8000 digitised letters catalogued and uploaded to the system, with more being added each day.
“At this stage the collection relates solely to the recently canonised 19th Century theologian, Cardinal John Henry Newman, and comprises of letters written, both, by him, and to him.
“As the project develops we plan to incorporate other collections from other archives, related to key individuals in 19th century English Catholicism.”
Diocese of East Anglia archivist, Michael Hill, visited the archive and found a number of items with an East Anglian link: “I have just test dipped into the archive using “Norwich”(7 results), “Husenbeth” (22 results), “Norfolk” (253 results). There must be so much more to find.
One item (pictured above) is a letter to Rev W. Cobb, RC Priest of Norwich regarding Newman’s belief in miracles.
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